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Dyan deNapoli

Dyan deNapoli has worked closely with penguins at Boston’s New England Aquarium and in the wild for fifteen years. She has been featured as a penguin expert on several television and radio programs, was hired as the content reviewer for three books about penguins, and authored the Penguin chapter for the New Book of Knowledge encyclopedia. In addition to acting as a guest lecturer on cruises to the Galapagos Islands and Antarctica, she has been a presenter at national and international professional conferences. To date, she has taught approximately 250,000 people in the US and abroad about penguins. She is a member of the National Marine Educators Association, Grub Street writing center, and currently serves as President of the Home-based Businesswomen's Network. She lives beside a pond on Boston’s North Shore and her website can be found at
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The extraordinary true story of the world’s largest and most successful live animal rescue.
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The extraordinary true story of the world's largest and most successful live animal rescue.

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Do the thing that scares you. Every challenge is an opportunity to stretch and grow.

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. When I was young, I wanted to come back as a horse, because I thought they were beautiful, powerful and graceful. Now, I think I would want to be an albatross, so I could experience the freedom of effortless soaring over the vast oceans.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. My warm, friendly nature. (I chalk it up to my Italian heritage.)

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. Let me get back to you on that one. Oh's procrastination.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. Being an accomplished cellist or violinist.

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